Growing up with Food

Growing up with Food To understand your current relationship with food, it’s helpful to think about how food fit in when you were growing up.  Back in the 1950s and 60s when I was growing up, I realize it was a time of transition food-wise. I think it’s important for us all to remember our past and revisit growing up with food. Our family meals at home were of an English/northern European eating style. Our food was very traditional and, … Continue reading

Who Does the Food Shopping?

Who Does the Food Shopping? I don’t mean when you go to the store with someone else.  I mean when you go by yourself, who is choosing what food to buy…who does the food shopping?  Is it the person you were as a child, is it the young person who ate with no cares about weight or about the affect foods can have on your health, or is it the person you are today? It’s important to think about how … Continue reading

My Favorite Diet Plan is…wait for it…no, on second thought read this…

My Favorite Diet Plan I am frequently asked by my clients and audiences what my favorite diet plan is.  While it’s a really good question, the answer is not so simple. I don’t believe in diets.  I think they scream deprivation, misery and “temporariness”, if that is a word.  Have you ever seen someone thrilled to be “dieting”, excited to be counting calories and starving themselves?  I haven’t… I believe an eating style is likely to be healthier and easier … Continue reading

How Do I Read a Food Label?

How do I Read a Food Label? This is a drum I beat constantly with my clients and audiences.  The food labeling practices are so deceptive, we are tricked into buying food we think is healthy all the time. Today, I want to share with you a few basics you should always follow to know the answer to the question “how do I read a food label?” The front of the package is advertising; it’s marketing.  By law, the food … Continue reading

How to Read a Food Label

Anyone Out There Confused About How to Read a Food Label? There’s so much confusion and misinformation about how to read a food label.  I wish I could say the confusion created by food companies is unintentional, but I don’t believe that.  For the processed food companies, profit is the name of the game… The simple fact is that the front of a package is for advertising. It’s marketing pure and simple, and what most people don’t realize is that it … Continue reading

Addicted to Junk Food?

Are You Addicted to Junk Food? Are you addicted to junk food? No? Let’s try a little experiment: double bacon cheeseburger … pepperoni pizza with extra cheese … doughnuts … ice cream …extra-large order of french fries … potato chips… soda…your favorite cookies… candy bars… If just reading that list of nutritionally deficient foods got your mouth watering and had you searching for your car keys to run out and grab a quick fix, you just might be addicted to … Continue reading

Healthy, Delicious Breakfast Frittata

Healthy, Delicious Breakfast Frittata Putting a healthy delicious breakfast frittata together with a few other items will give you a great start to your day, and yesterday I posted a video showing you how to make a terrific breakfast frittata. In case you missed it, here is a link to the post with the video…believe me, it’s so delicious, you won’t want to miss it! Today I want to share with you another video I’ve put together to show you … Continue reading

How to Make Quick Breakfast Frittata

Quick Breakfast Frittata I decided to share with you how I make a delicious, easy, quick breakfast frittata without having to start from scratch.  This happened because one of my coaching clients told me I need to share more of myself with all of you; that is, more of what I eat to be healthy.  What kind of meals helped me lose the weight and the chronic depression that plagued me for years is what she wanted to know.  She … Continue reading

Are apples good or bad for you?

Are apples good or bad for you? Are apples good or bad for you?  How would you feel about eating apples every day if you were to discover that studies have shown that apples and their many bits and constituents protect and inhibit initiation and the spread of cancers such as liver cancer, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer and potentially many more types of cancer?  Pretty good I expect. The pectin in apples has amazing benefits as well.  Along … Continue reading

Top 5 Healthiest Dark Green Vegetables

Top 5 Healthiest Dark Green Vegetables Remember when your parents used to load your plate up with veggies and not let you have any dessert until you finished every last bit? They just might have been onto something with all those dark green vegetables. Take a look at Popeye and his spinach. He would down a can and practically lift a car. Impressive wasn’t it? Maybe the general idea isn’t so far fetched. Five of the healthiest dark green vegetables … Continue reading